Sarah Nicole Landry helps you love your body – one item at a time.
On Monday, the Canadian influencer — better known as The Birds Papaya — took to Instagram to share a body positive video about her stretch marks with her 2.2 million followers.
The content creator is known for her inclusive content that focuses on body image, relationships, and motherhood.
In the post, the Guelph resident, Ont. herself in the bathroom while getting dressed. She stared at the camera, styled her hair and pulled a pair of black leggings down over her belly after showing off fans her beloved tiger stripes.
“Someone recently said I show my stretch marks too much. I’ve been thinking about it. Probably too much. Am I too much?” the mother-of-four asked in her caption. “I landed softly in the realization that this comment would never be made to someone showing off their smooth belly. To a gym brother showing off their abs. Or a woman showing off her growing pregnant belly.”
The self-love advocate went on to explain that she puts her stomach on display on purpose to help normalize it.
“I admit my saturation with it is intentional. I want this to look and feel so normal it’s never a surprise,” she said. “I want stretch marks on billboards and bikini campaigns as if they were a natural part of existence. Because for me, and many others, they are.”
The influencer ended her post with a motivational message.
“And let’s face it, they’re my signature look. So go ahead and be ‘too much’ for some. It’s worth being enough for you.”
In the comments, fans praised Landry for her constant “sunshine” and vulnerability.
“You’re sunshine girl! Seeing you and your stretch marks makes me happy and reminds me I’m normal,” commented one follower.
“Tell ’em girl! You’re gorgeous and an inspiration to all moms,” another person shared.
“Love how you wrote this caption too! It’s so punchy and relatable,” added another.
“Say it louder for the people in the back! This message is so important,” one fan wrote.
This isn’t the first time Landry has shown off her stretch marks.
Last week, she took to Instagram with a mirror selfie that drew attention to the lines on her stomach.
In the caption, she revealed she was upset when she discovered her first stretch marks.
“I sobbed at my first stretch marks. I bought the creams, I did everything I ‘had’ to do. I hid them and faded them in pregnancy photos. I cursed the genetics they gave me,” she wrote.
Eventually, Landry learned to love the skin she’s in.
“I feel nothing but gratitude for stretch marks. They did everything they had to do. I show them and show them in pictures. I think of the amazing reality that I share stretch marks, just like the women of my family before me, she explained. . “This weakness that I felt cursed me, was actually my body showing me its strength. Not the weakness of the skin, but the strength of the body to stretch without breaking. I will never get over that. I will never be unthankful for that. That’s next.”